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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

FLORA INDIRA.                  [Ronunculaeea.

13.  COPTIS, Salisb.

Sepala 5-6, regularia, colorata. Petala unguiculata, cucullata vel
linearia, non foveolata. lotticuli longe stipitati, stellatim patentee. —
Herbse rMzomaie horizontali permnantes; foliis ternotim sectis; scapis
pauciftoris ; floribus al&idis.

The few known species of this genus are confined to the colder parts of the north
temperate zone, one species being European and Siberian, while the rest are confined
io Nortft America. Tlie Indian species is scarcely known, although its root is ap-
parently much esteemed as a drug by the inhabitants of the mountains east of Assam,
in which it is indigenous, and whence it is exported to Bengal. It is very bitter.

I. C. Teeta (Wall. Tr. Med. et Phys. Soc, Calc. via. 347, et in
Linnsea'sii. 227); foliis trisectis, segmentis lobato-pinuatifidis, scapo
paucifloro, bracteis foliaceis lobato-tripartitis, — Griffith Journ. 37.

HAB. In montibus Mishmi, in zona temperata, Wall. Griff.

J&^wr.subearnosa, multiceps, fibrillosa, intus luteo-aurea. Folia glabra, rigida,
circumscriptione ovato-eordata, attenuato-acuminata, 4-poll. ; segmenta lateralia hi-
pollicam, petiolo -^-poll., semiconlata, extus fere bipartita, terminale duplo majus
ntrinqne attenuation, oronia iaciso-pinnatifida. Scapus gracilis, folia eequans ; flores
vbc ultra 3, parvi, alterni, pedunculati. Sepala oblongo-lanceolata, acuta, semipol-
licaria, fugacissima. Petala, Hneari-ligulata, obtusa, sepalis triple breviora. Fol-
liculi plures.

Our description is condensed from that of Waltich, as we have not had an oppor-
tunity of seeing this rare plant.

14.  ISOPYRUM, L.

Sepala 5-6, regularia, colorata. Petala unguiculata vel sessilia,
lamina cucullata vel planluscula, non foveolata. Folliculi 2-20. —
Herbse annva vel perenne* ; foliis ternatim zectis ; floribus attis.

The species of this genus are natives of shady woods or of mountain-rocks in the
north temperate zone. The alpine species have a very peculiar habit, but the caulescent
ones resemble Thalictrum.

1. I. adiantifoliuxa (H.f. et T.) ; canle folioso, foliis caulinis op-
positis, petalis .longe nuguiculatis, lamina parva rotundata subbiloba,
ovariis 3,

HAB. In Himalayas orientalis sylvis "humidissimis : Sikkim prope
Dorjiling., alt. 7500 pedJ— (FL April.) (*. ».)

BJiipoma Borizontale, sqrumis rotuudatis concavis teetum. Caulia erectus, 3-6-
poUicaris, simplex vel dichotpme ramosus, basi nudus, superne foliosus. Folia radi-
calia longe petiolata, petiolis basi auriculatis, trisecta. Foliola longe petiolulata,
petiolie partaalibtis basi membmaaceis stipdJatis, terminale indivisnm, iateralia in
segmenta 5-7 petiolata subdichotome secta ; segmenta omnia tenuissima late cuneata
vel fere' rotoadata, 8-4 lineas longa, antice incisp-creaata, subtus glauca.
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fiouttxa opppsita vel'quaternatroi verticillata, petiolis basi stipulis membranaceis ro-
timdatis aoriculatia, majora foliis radicalibua cou/onnia. Ilores diametro semipollicares.
Sepata ovaUa, obtnsa. Petal* minnta, longe uoguieulata, lamina rotundata, plana
vel saccata, biloba vel eroso-ttentata, Filament* filiformia, petalis dupJo lonjriorl
palis ^ bwviora.                                                                                        °